There’s no need to wonder if Roswell, New Mexico will be cancelled or renewed this time around. The show was renewed for a third season prior to the second season’s launch. How will the series do in the ratings in year two? Will The CW end up regretting that early decision? Stay tuned.
A CW sci-fi drama, Roswell, New Mexico stars Jeanine Mason, Nathan Parsons, Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn, Heather Hemmens, Michael Trevino, Lily Cowles, Trevor St. John, and Amber Midthunder. Based on the Roswell High book series (which was also the basis for a 1999 TV series), this series centers on Liz Ortecho (Mason), who returns to town after a decade away. After reconnecting with her old crush, Roswell PD Officer Max Evans (Parsons), she learns that he, his sister Isobel (Cowles), and their friend Michael (Vlamis), are aliens. In season two, Max has resurrected Liz’s long-dead sister, Rosa (Midthunder), and sacrificed his own life in the process. Liz mourns her lost love by seeking comfort in science, both earthly and extraterrestrial, as Rosa turns to Kyle (Trevino) to help her find her place in the unfamiliar territory of 2019. In their grief, Isobel explores potentially dangerous self-defense, and Michael spirals into some old bad habits, putting his relationships with Maria (Hemmens) and Alex (Blackburn) at risk. Meanwhile, Jesse Manes (St. John) has experienced a change of heart after a medical emergency.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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For comparisons: Season one of Roswell, New Mexico on The CW averaged a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.06 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Roswell, New Mexico TV series on The CW? Are you glad that it’s been renewed for a third season?